Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2018-11-14 Antonio Mannino cv1 ap,ad,aph
2018-11-14 Antonio Mannino cv2 ad,ap,aph
2018-11-14 Antonio Mannino cv4 ap,ad,aph
2018-11-14 Antonio Mannino cv5 ap,ad,aph
2018-11-14 Antonio Mannino cv7 ap,ad,aph
2018-11-14 Michael Behrenfeld naames_3 flow_cytometry
2018-11-08 Emmanuel Boss ace_2017 POC
2018-11-08 Emmanuel Boss naames_4 ag,cg,ap,cp,vsf,bbp,chl,poc,wt,sal
2018-11-08 Emmanuel Boss pipers HPLC
2018-11-08 Emmanuel Boss S04P_2018 POC,PON



New: Regional Time Series Tool

A new web-based SeaBASS Regional Time Series Tool is available under "Get Data" in the main menu. It is designed to visualize and serve time-based comparisons of satellite-to-satellite and in situ measurements.

For a given region, one or more satellite sensors must be selected and then all available satellite and in situ data validation data within the bounds of the study site will be combined for comparison as figures and percent frequency distributions. User options are available to select a measurement product of interest (e.g., Rrs, IOPs, Chl, etc), adjust the data averaging period (weekly, monthly, seasonal), the date range, and other graphing options. Each region has a brief description that includes links to extra information about the primary in situ data sources and a map that shows the boundaries used to define each region. With the click of a button, users may also download the source data.


Transition from FTP to SFTP

Due to security vulnerabilities within FTP (File Transfer Protocol), all FTP-based SeaBASS services, including data submission and FCHECK (via FTP) requests, will be permanently phased out on 19 March 2018.

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), which offers similar functionality and uses individual accounts for each data submitter, will serve as the replacement.

We have updated our data submission instructions with the new procedures for how SeaBASS data submitters may apply for SFTP access to submit their data to the SeaBASS archive and how to run FCHECK requests via SFTP on SeaBASS data files.

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.


MATLAB file reader updated

An updated version of the MATLAB SeaBASS file reader (readsb) is available.